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32 Unusual Maps About Interesting Things [Pic]



ESPN is asking the right questions map



Countries which do not use the metric system.



The Economic Center Of Gravity Since 1AD



Different Writing System Throughout The World





The 7000 Rivers Which Feed The Mississippi



Visualizing Global Population Density



Antarctica Time Zones



Global Corruption Map



Flag Map



Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States



The World Divided Into 7 Regions, Each with a Population of 1 Billion



Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean



Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country



Earths Population by Latitude and Longitude



Where Google Street View is Available





Frequency Of Lightning Strikes



Pirate Hotspots



Overall Water Risk Around the World



Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country



Map of Contiguous United States Overlaid on the Moon



The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants Around the World



Global Vegatation



World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898



Map of Europe Showing Literal Chinese Translations for Country Names



Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World



US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State



Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day





North Is An Arbitrary Position





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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11761 Posts
Saturday, November 9, 2013 5:44:34 PM
It still drives me crazy that the metric system isn't standard in this country. I was so used to using metric in the Marines (all branches of the military use it) when I transferred back to 1st Civ Div after 8 years I had a hard time going back to the English system of measurements.


You haven`t, quite. The USA imperial system isn`t quite the same as the English imperial system. It used to be the same, but the USA changed some things a little bit.

It`s probably less clear-cut than the map makes it out to be. The UK was shown as using metric, but that`s not actually true. Metric is the official system, but most people here use some combination of metric and British imperial (which was English). So, for example, we buy most liquids in metric but beer in imperial. I personally use metric for temperature but imperial for distance, metric for weight of some things and imperial for weight of other things.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11761 Posts
Saturday, November 9, 2013 5:35:54 PM
Good grief, is Paris really *that* densely populated?

The switch from left to right side of roads is quite remarkable - it's a very recent change and was only of practical relevance for a very short period of time, yet it`s spread to most of the world despite left being the side used throughout recorded history (and probably since the days of pre-human hominids).

As for which side is right and wrong...the question is irrelevant because there isn`t an objective reason for either now. The main reason is importing cars, but even that`s probably not going to last as a reason. It`s already possible to build a car with a movable driving position.

QueenZira
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2181 Posts
Friday, November 8, 2013 9:18:57 AM
Drawman, if we went you'd be traveling right behind in our back pocket, there are very few places we go that you don`t follow

And while we`re at it, would you just look at that driving orientation map! NOW WHO`S DOING IT WRONG EH? XD

badfish951
Male, 70 & Over, Midwest US
 111 Posts
Friday, November 8, 2013 7:57:13 AM
Pedos moving to Scandinavia now.

drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 6282 Posts
Friday, November 8, 2013 7:13:58 AM
I was interested in how well the US fitted on the moon. Fancy going to try it for a while?

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